Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, is required to register on-line for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be held in two phases preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Exercises & Interview.

Prospective candidates will have to apply to after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examinations and interview, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.

State Bank of India




Total No. Posts 2626 Posts


      1. PROBATIONARY OFFICERS 2626 vacancies

        Vacancies (including backlog vacancies) :
        ST :347 vacancies
        SC :350 vacancies
        OBC* :606 vacancies
        UR :1010 vacancies
        Total Vacancies : 2313 vacancies

        Vacancies (PWD)
        OH :25 vacancies
        VI :25 vacancies
        HI :40 vacancies
        Total Vacancies : 90 vacancies

        Backlog vacancies detailed as under have been included in the above mentioned total vacancies. SC :47 vacancies
        ST :200 vacancies
        OBC* :66 vacancies
        Total Vacancies : 313 vacancies

        OH :05 vacancies
        VI :05 vacancies
        HI :20 vacancies

        *Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to ‘Non-creamy layer’. ‘Creamy layer’ OBC candidates should indicate their category as ‘General’. (Vacancies for OH, VI & HI category candidates are reserved horizontally.)


      1. Education Qualifications (AS ON 01.07.2017) :-Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2017. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.


      1. Age Limit : (As on 01.04.2017) :-Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2017 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)

        Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe : 5 years Age Relaxation
        Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) : 3 years Age Relaxation
        Persons With Disabilities (PWD):PWD (SC/ST)-15 Years , PWD (OBC)- 13 Years, PWD (Gen)- 10 Years
        Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.: 5 years Age Relaxation
        Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 : 5 years


      1. APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGE: (Non Refundable) Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection:
        SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
        General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)


        Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

        English Language 30 questions Maximum Marks 30
        Quantitative Aptitude 35 questions Maximum Marks 35
        Reasoning Ability 35 questions Maximum Marks 35
        Total 100 questions 100 marks

        Duration : Composite time of 1 hours

        Phase – II: Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

          1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
            Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 questions Maximum Marks 60
            Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 questions Maximum Marks 60
            General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 questions Maximum Marks 40
            English Language 35 questions Maximum Marks 40
            Total 155 questions 200 marks

            Duration : Composite time of 3 hours

        1. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.


Important Date

      • On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates : 07/02/2017 to 06/03/2017
      • Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges : 07/02/2017 to 06/03/2017
      • Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination : 15/04/2017 onwards
      • Online Examination – Preliminary : 29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May’17
      • Result of Online exam – Preliminary : 17/05/2017
      • Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam : 22/05/2017
      • Conduct of Online Examination – Main : 4th June 2017
      • Declaration of Result – Main : 19th June 2017
      • Download Call Letter for Interview : 26th June 2017
      • Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview : 10th July 2017 onward
      • Declaration of Final Result: 5th Aug 2017

Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates

    • Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training: 07/04/2017
    • Conduct of Pre-Exam Training: 17/04/2017 to 22/04/2017

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